Advocacy

NAMI Advocacy

Includes efforts to affect national and state legislation related to mental health. We support research and funding for mental health care and advocate locally for effective mental health services.

NAMI LOBBY WEEK - February 15-19, 2021. Meet with Legislators from your Legislative District. Register HERE

The NAMI Washington 2021 Legislative Session Report is now available. This has been one of the most impactful legislative sessions Washington has seen regarding behavioral health, housing and human services. You can download the report here.

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy

In preparation for NAMI Washington's Lobby Week this February, NAMI Washington is hosting a series of NAMI Smarts workshops during the week of 2/8/2021 to bolster your advocacy toolbox. These workshops aim to support you in feeling comfortable meeting with lawmakers and sharing your story.

We are offering workshops from February 8th-12th, see below for the schedule!

Monday 2/8 6:00PM-7:30PM Telling your story- Learn how to craft a brief and impactful story to share with legislators and encourage them to prioritize issues on mental health. Click here to sign up for this event.
Tuesday 2/9 6:00PM-7:30PM Meeting your lawmaker- Build your confidence in meeting with your legislators and learn how to successfully influence them in advocating for your issue. Click here to sign up for this event.
Wednesday 2/10 12:00PM-1:30PM Budget- This topic-specific module is on advocating for funding for mental health services and supports. Click here to sign up for this event.
Thursday 2/11 12:00PM-1:30PM Telling your story- Learn how to craft a brief and impactful story to share with legislators and encourage them to prioritize issues on mental health. Click here to sign up for this event.
Friday 2/12 12:00PM-1:30PM Meeting your lawmaker- Build your confidence in meeting with your legislators and learn how to successfully influence them in advocating for your issue. Click here to sign up for this event.
We hope to see you at these events, and cannot wait to see your advocacy in action this coming February!

P.S. If you still need to register for Lobby Week to be sure you are signed up to participate in legislative appointments. The link to register is here.